Brookings Today, 6/20/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Three new questions about American policy in Iraq. Kenneth Pollack raises new questions about the deployment of American advisors to Iraq.

  • Time for optimism about Africa? Amadou Sy discusses reasons for measured optimism about Africa.

  • Sustainable development in Changsha and Portland. Owen Washburn and Amy Liu explore the relationship between Changsha in China and Portland, Oregon, and their shared commitment to sustainable development.

  • The U.S. and France in Africa. Amadou Sy asks four questions about U.S. and French cooperation on African security issues.

  • Challenges facing immigrants in the U.S. Joanna Venator and Richard Reeves study the worsening prospects of immigrants in America, looking at falling wages, residential segregation, and lack of mobility.  

  • U.S. employment from foreign businesses. Devashree Saha, Kenan Fikri and Nick Marchio analyze location of foreign-owned businesses and the U.S. workers they employ across the nation.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.